Have a passion for Nursing? Want to join the healthcare community? But you are a little confused about earning potential. Want to know how much a nurse earns in Pakistan? Then wait no more! In this article, we have gathered everything you need to know about a nurse’s salary and other incentives.
See below the salary of Nursing, where are the best earning opportunities and the different areas of performance of this career.
Nursing Salary-a Glimpse
The Nursing profession works in the prevention of diseases, supporting patients recovering from illnesses or surgical procedures, and in the promotion of health actions within the population.
Nurses are essential professionals in hospitals, clinics, health centers, emergency care units, rescue teams, risk industries, institutions, and places with a large circulation of people, such as universities or schools.
The job market for nurses, nursing assistants, and technicians is always on the rise, due to the constant need for these professionals in our daily lives.
A nurse’s work goes beyond traditional outpatient care in a specific medical setting. The professionals in the area deal with hospital management and home care.
The average salary in Nursing varies depending on the position, the field of specialization and the company in which he works. In Pakistan the average salary of a nurse is approximately Rs.63,000/month, with Rs.33,400 being the lowest salary to Rs.95,800 being the highest.
This is the average monthly salary; it includes the expenses of house rent, transport, etc. Nurse pays differ significantly depending on their experience, skills, gender, or location.
So, without further ado given below is a list of salaries in nursing according to expertise.
|Registered Nurse||1,657,961 (PKR)|
|Home Nurse||1,614,061 (PKR)|
|Licensed Nurse (LPN)||935,293 (PKR)|
|Surgical Nurse||1,671,132 (PKR)|
|Obstetrics Nurse||1,616,988 (PKR)|
|Anesthesiology Nurse||3,617,371 (PKR)|
|Pediatric Nurse||1,609,671 (PKR)|
|ICU Nurse||1,622,841 (PKR)|
|School Nurse||1,349,197 (PKR)|
Effect of Education on Salary
Everyone knows that the more you learn the more you earn, but how much more money can a degree increase your salary? Below is a comparison of nurse salaries by education level.
A nurse whose education is a bachelor’s receives a salary of Rs.43,400/month.
Whereas an individual having an MSc. degree earns a pay of Rs.83,900/month, which is 93% more than a nurse who has a bachelor’s degree.
One of the most significant factors in controlling the salary is your experience level. The additional years of practice the greater your salary.
A Nurse on entry-level who is just taking her first steps in a professional career after graduation. Or a nurse who has an experience level of fewer than 2 years earns approximately Rs.38,400/month.
A nurse whose experience is between 2 and 5 years usually earns 23% more than an individual who has experience of fewer than 2 years.
Going ahead, a nurse who has an experience level of between 5 to 10 years earns 42% more than someone who has an experience level of between 2 to 5 years.
Furthermore, a nurse whose knowledge spans somewhere between 10 and 15 years earns 17% greater than somebody whose experience lies between 5 to 10 years.
If you have an experience level somewhere between 15 and 20 years then you will earn 10% more than someone with 10 to 15 years of experience.
Finally, if you are the expert in your field having worked for more than 20 years then you will be paid the highest amount compared to your juniors. A nurse with 20+ years of experience will earn 6% higher than individuals whose experience level is between 15 to 20 years.
Below is a chart in which we have broken down a nurse’s salary by experience level.
|Years of Experience||Average Salary/month|
|0 to 2 Years||Rs.38,400|
|2 to 5 Years||Rs.47,100|
|5 to 10 Years||Rs.66,800|
|10 to 15 Years||Rs.78,000|
|15 to 20 Years||Rs.85,800|
|More than 20 Years||Rs.90,800|
Salary increment refers to the increase in the annual or monthly salary of an employee after every 12 months. Every employee gets his or her salary revised. But it varies from company to company and person to person. Private institutions have their guidelines about how much raise should be given and when. Similarly, it also depends on your performance that year.
Nurses in Pakistan get an increment of nearly 9% after 21 months. Whereas the nationwide average increase for other careers is 8% after 19 months. This is only for the Public/Government sector institutes.
Individual Accomplishment-Based Bonuses
One of the most common bonus types is the individual bonus, where the nurse is given a sum of money as a token of appreciation based on their extraordinary accomplishments.
Bonuses Based on a Company’s Performance
Sometimes companies would like to commemorate their extra earnings/profits among their employees by awarding them bonuses. The bonus amount varies from person to person and from company to company.
Eid/Public Holiday Bonuses
Many private and public sector institutions give Eid Bonuses and other public holiday bonuses. The amount of bonus may depend on the seniority level and post.
Since in Pakistan the position of nurses is weakly defined, the general community has many misunderstandings about the standards and ethics of the profession.
If you’re enthusiastic about becoming a nurse but you’re hesitant about making the lifelong decision of reflecting on whether the career is respected in Pakistan or not, you must know that Nursing is respected in Pakistan.
Even though not as much as in other nations, there are still a large number of opportunities, and the scope for this profession is constantly growing as the need for nurses continues to grow. If you’re inspired by this great profession in the healthcare industry, nursing is a highly substantial career path.
Just remember the nursing profession in Pakistan or any other country is highly in demand. If you take nursing as your career path, you will get an opportunity to work with some of the best healthcare professionals and industries.
Hope this article will give you everything you need to know about a nurse’s salary.